Moving Checklist for 2 Months Before Your Move
So you’ve decided to move, whether it’s because of a job transfer, because you’ve now bought your own house, or simply to get the feel for a new location, but you don’t know where to start. Planning plays an important part if you want to make sure your move proceeds as smoothly as possible, so having an idea of which things to pay attention to is always a great help. The following are several things you should remember to do at least two months before your scheduled move in order to reduce the chances of anything going wrong.
If you decide to hire professional movers to do the job, be sure to do a bit of research so you can be able to compare prices and customer feedback. A quality Durham moving company will do their homework as well, and provide a clear and concise estimate and be more than willing to answer any of your questions. You can ask for a copy of their written estimates and don’t rely on quotations over the phone. Make sure you do this as early as possible. Some moving companies can overbook, and if you leave this for later, you might find with no movers available to help you on moving day.
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You may not be able to move mountains, but you can plan an organized move with a little help from this step-by-step guide.
After you’ve finished booking a moving company, start an inventory of all the items in your home. This will not only give you a rough idea of how much you have to pack, this also gives the moving company a good estimate of how heavy and bulky the items will be. If you have furniture or equipment that needs special moving equipment (like a piano or sensitive electronics) notify the moving company in advance.
During your inventory, see if you can find items you might be willing to let go of. You can have a garage sale or donate them to charity if you want to; the important thing is that you reduce the amount of things you bring with you. Depending on the move and movers, most moving companies charge by weight and having fewer items not only makes the move cheaper, it also reduces the amount of time and effort needed to finish the move. If you have consumables in your home like canned goods, now is a great time to use them up.
Two months before your move, you should start notifying friends and important contacts of your upcoming change of address. Your bank, the post office, and various government services are going to have to update their records, so do it promptly to avoid any future inconvenience. If you have school aged children, notify their schools and ask for them to transfer your children’s records to their new schools.
The tips above are just the first steps you should take when you decide to move. Create a checklist of the things you need to do, and the people you need to notify, and mark each one off as you complete a task. Moving can be hectic, true, but as long as you keep organized, everything should go smoothly.
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